Baker had the Bavasi quotes trashing Bedard on his blog today... I defended Bedard saying Bavasi was the one who gave up the future for him, and Bedard has been a fine pitcher for his career. His "dumbass" attitude worked fine in Baltimore, and has his performance has nothing to do with his attitude towards the media, teamates but more so with his injuries and most likely his change in mechanics. Bavasi has no right to go and trash Bedard when he was the one who brough him in for an arm and a leg. He knew the risk he was taking, ignored the masses, and traded five super valuable pieces for a pitcher that didn't work out. One thing Bavasi needs to do is take a little responsibility. I appreciate him being candid, but the man is never responsible for anything in his own mind and he seems like a coward to me.
That being said, I was bombarded with people saying that Bedard will throw 100 pitches and just remove himself from the game. While I haven't had as much a chance to watch games lately, I wasn't sure if this was true. I didn't see anything of the like mentioned on here. Can some one help me out with a reference point here, and an honest look at the situation? Thanks guys.